Social Service Course Options for Future Career Opportunities
What is social service?
Social services are a variety of public services which provide support and assistance to specific groups, most notably the disadvantaged. This includes families in social and financial need, children with special needs, vulnerable elderly people, people with special needs, and youths at risk. These public services may be offered by individuals, private and independent organisations, or government agencies.
What are some potential careers in social service?
There are numerous careers in social service, including the following:
- • Social Welfare officers
- • Therapists
- • Psychologists
- • Early Intervention Teachers
- • Social Work Associates
What is the general job role of a social service worker?
A social service worker’s primary responsibilities include visiting clients and assessing their needs, assisting clients in their daily living and performing tasks in accordance with care plans developed by social service and/or healthcare professionals, and arranging appropriate care and resources for them.
Overall, social work is a challenging and dynamic profession with a wide range of responsibilities. However, it gives you a sense of fulfilment because you can witness the tangible difference you make in the lives of others and how it benefits society as a whole.
Benefits of working in social service
The social service sector is expected to grow due to the ageing population and the increased needs that come with it, creating a higher demand for skilled and passionate social service workers.
You have a variety of opportunities
You can work in a variety of sub-industries, such as social work assistant, youth work, care and program, psychology, and early intervention teaching.
You can make a difference
It is encouraging to see the positive impact you can have on society and how you are assisting people in meeting basic needs by connecting them with services.
What kind of social service related courses can you study in ASAS?
Here are a few social service-related courses at Arium School of Arts and Sciences:
- • Specialist Diploma in Child Psychology
- • Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology
- • Specialist Diploma in Psychology Studies
- • Specialist Diploma in Special Needs Education
- • Specialist Diploma in Criminology
- • Specialist Diploma in Social Welfare
- • Graduate Diploma in Clinical & Counseling Psychology
- • Graduate Diploma in Education & Child Psychology
- • Para-Counselling (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous)
- • Case Management in Practice (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous)
Get started on your career in social services
Have you read everything there is to know about social services and are ready to begin your career as a social service worker? If you are unsure how to proceed, consider enrolling in a social services course and earning a certificate from Arium School of Arts and Sciences. Click on this link to discover how our courses can equip you with the skills needed to kickstart your career in social services.